In their statement presented by Assistant Auditor General-Corporate Services, Francis Masuba, the OAG mentioned financial support received this financial year from four development partners including Financial Management and Accountability Programme III (FINMAP), European Union and German Cooperation (GIZ).
In the last financial year, Bombo town council allocated 50 million shillings to procure land for dumping garbage. However, up to date, there is no dumping site, putting lives of residents at risk of contracting cholera and other diseases associated with poor disposal of garbage. Heaps of uncollected garbage is a common sight in the town.
Reagan Okumu requested the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to ask the Auditor General John Muwanga to audit the association. Okumu said that this is irregular for funds to local governments to be channelled to a private association like ULGA.
Oulanya says the Hoima regional office should ensure that the monies injected by the government in the oil sector is properly monitored and accounted for adding that the establishment of the regional office will extend services closer to the people they Audit and that this will enhance the delivery of their mandate.
According to the mid financial year assessment report on local revenue collection carried out by the Local Government Ministry, Ntoroko district has so far collected Shillings 480 million of the estimated Shillings 530 million while Bundibugyo district has collected Shillings 500 million of the estimated Shillings 650 million.
A team of officials from anti-corruption agencies has carried out an on-spot check at Mpanga Market in Fort Portal as part of the activities lined up to mark the anti-corruption week. During the tour of the market on Friday, the officials were shocked to see that some stalls were empty and the lockups closed. According to records from the market, there are 50 stalls and 40 lockups that remain unoccupied.
Located in Ibanda district, Kiburara Government Prison Farm is one of the largest farms run by Uganda Prisons, and a major source of food for inmates across the Country. The farm has more than 600 acres of maize and more than 330 head of cattle.
A report by the Auditor General that sampled 32 local government units indicates nine of these failed to collect 84 percent of property rates resulting into Shillings 19.4 billion property revenue loss. The December 2016 report titled Financing of Local Government in Uganda shows that the nine local government units only managed to collect 3.7 billion Shillings in property tax during the 2015/2016 financial year. This represents 16 percent of the 23.1 billion Shillings they were supposed to collect.
The committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises COSASE, currently investigating the payment of 6 billion Shillings to 42 officials for their role in the Heritage Oil and Gas arbitration case wants the three to appear to explain their role in the payments.
One of the outstanding findings by COSASE was the confession by Chinese contractors for trading in Shillings 47 billion meant for compensating project affected persons. The Committee compelled the contractors to refund the money.
This institution can be described as extremely sick. Whatever can go wrong in an institution indeed went wrong in UNRA. Fraud coupled with incompetency was the order of the day. Any achievement was more of an accident than deliberate. COSASE chairperson Abdu Katuntu told parliament.